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Food packaged in food?

In a few years, your cheese may be wrapped in a film of milk - a milk protein called casein, to be exact.

September 07, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics

How to master anything

We’ve all just spent two weeks glued to the TV, watching the best athletes in the world jump, hurdle, throw, wrestle, flip, swim and run.

September 01, 2016 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: Brandon Sanderson's long-awaited 'The Dark Talent' is a humorous adventure

"THE DARK TALENT: Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians Book Five," by Brandon Sanderson, Starscape, 299 pages (f) (ages 9-12)

August 27, 2016 | Tara Creel Deseret News | Hot Topics

Children's book introduces readers to a lesser-known civil rights hero

When Loki Mulholland was growing up, he and his brothers never fully knew all that their mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, did for the civil rights movement.

August 17, 2016 | Camilla Stimpson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Why you should never give up on your dreams

It seems when we are young we have a bunch of dreams, and we feel that anything is possible. The older we get however, the further away some of those dreams get. Why is that? Did someone tell you that it was impossible? Did you try and fail? Are the odds stacked against you? All of these can be discouraging, but they are still not reasons to let go of your dream. This list are reasons why, despite your age, circumstance, or obstacle, you should never give up on your dreams.

August 16, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics

This everyday phrase is dangerously damaging to your health

How many times a day are you asked, "how you are doing"? It is a common phrase, a greeting even. How often do we answer back with “I’m fine”? We know most of the time people are not really interested in knowing how we are, but are just being polite. No matter what is happening in our lives, we have gotten into the habit of saying things are fine. The problem is, if we are not fine, we may not know how to express that. We may not even realize we are hiding how we really feel. Living with ...

August 16, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Two years later, the Ice Bucket Challenge contributes to breakthrough in ALS research

Remember two years ago when shaky videos of celebrities, friends and families dumping buckets of icy water on each other's heads took hold of social media and local news broadcasts?

August 13, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | Hot Topics

Welcome back, Harry Potter

My daughter Abigail, while overseas in a study abroad program, scored same-day tickets to the London production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two." She insisted that this new play, which serves as the eighth installment to the story that J.K. Rowling previously claimed would never go beyond seven books, was the best thing she had ever seen or would ever see, yet she refused to provide any spoilers, so I had to wait to buy the script for myself. Which, of course, I did at the earliest possible opportunity, devouring the book in a ...

August 07, 2016 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Hot Topics

4 useful traits in a residential architect

We want to help homeowners discover the value of good design and the benefits of using an architect for a residential remodeling project. Our goal is to bring light to the industry as a whole; we are happy to see a homeowner using the professional services of any architect.

August 04, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

The 4 best Summers in film and TV

SUNNY SUMMER — In the time between spring and autumn, when the sun is closest to our hemisphere and everybody is shedding layers in favor of sunscreen and shades, there is a lot to celebrate.

August 03, 2016 | Amanda Taylor | Hot Topics

Book review: Ilima Todd's dystopian novel 'Resist' delivers a profound commentary on family

"RESIST," by Ilima Todd, Shadow Mountain, $17.99, 352 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

July 26, 2016 | Jennifer Autry Deseret News | Hot Topics

How to know if what someone says about you is true

Whether we realize it or not, people are constantly saying negative things about us, either to our faces or behind our backs.

July 26, 2016 | Mandy Al-Bjaly FamilyShare | Hot Topics

8 foods to skip on your next grocery store trip

Are the “health foods” you’re buying actually healthy for you? While no single food is unhealthy enough to warrant being universally labeled as a food to exclude, many grocery shoppers buy foods they think are healthy only to find out later that they actually are not. If you’re buying these eight foods consistently with a goal of boosting your health, it might be time to rethink your visit to the grocery store.

July 19, 2016 | Shannon Adair | Hot Topics

Beyond DIY: Tips from 'This Old House' to save on a home remodel

In this crazy technological world, one of our favorite sources is "This Old House" the television show, its magazine and its website at They recently published an article titled "21 Ways to Save on Your Remodel" by James Glave.

July 18, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Group of scientists find ‘sweet’ solution to malnutrition and hunger

A group of scientists specializing in sweet potato farming is being honored for making the root vegetable even more healthy and possibly reducing hunger for millions.

July 18, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | Hot Topics

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Fall TV preview: Returning shows

TV LAND — Fall TV is nearly upon us, which means the return of the network shows on the regular/old-fashioned schedule.

September 19, 2016 | Amanda Taylor | Hot Topics

Five basics of home remodeling

There are so many moving parts and issues to consider when remodeling a home that today we want to summarize five of the most important ...

September 13, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

6 shows every true fangirl/boy should know

There are a few TV shows you should be aware of that have shaped the pop culture of today — shows as celebrated now as they ...

September 12, 2016 | Amanda Taylor | Hot Topics


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